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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 104: 18-22 June 1918 (Season 14 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Set in Devon in 1918, in the week that Viscount Grey published a pamphlet supporting President Wilson's proposal to establish a League of Nations. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Gert Batley:
Maggie Steed
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray

Genres

Home Front

29 June 1918 - Cathy Lawrence

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1918, an open-air meeting of the Workers Union was held in Okehampton, and elsewhere on Dartmoor, Cathy finds an unexpected comrade at Hexworthy Bridge. Show more

Contributors

Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 105: 25-29 June 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the War Office called for 10,000 wounded, unfit and older men to help with the looming harvest. Show more

Contributors

Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

3 July 1918 - Primrose Holden

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the allied forces reported the successful bombing of the railway line at Mannheim, and in Staverton Station, Primrose Holden has an unwelcome visitor. Show more

Contributors

Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 106: 2-6 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the Allied countries launched an intervention into the Russian Civil War. Show more

Contributors

Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack

Genres

Dangerous Visions

London Bridge

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

In Nick Perry's dark vision of the future, the River Thames has become a border separating the crime-free police state of North London from the lawless slum land of the South. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

An entrepreneur moves a pickled whale from the Cape of Good Hope round Southern Africa to make a fortune. Stars Vincent Ebrahim. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

Farran at Bay

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Jerusalem, May 1947. A Jewish boy disappears and a British war hero flees the scene. The investigation will violently shake Britain's hold on Palestine. Show more

Contributors

Major Farran:
John MacKay
Colonel Ferguson:
Jonathan Firth
Inspector Bellamy:
Michael Shelford
Cunningham:
Christian Rodska
Rubowitz Brothers:
Philip Arditti
Fearnley-Whitingstall:
Simon Armstrong

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

A Chaos of Wealth and Want

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Penny Gold. Henry Mayhew, chronicler of London's poor and dispossessed, learns the hard truth about charity when he takes in a homeless young man. Show more

Absolutely Delish

Episode 2: The Food of Love

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Comedy by Mark Evans. Natasha's love life needs help. But can her extraordinary dinner party guests solve her dating dilemma? It's doubtful. starring Katherine Parkinson. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

The Fox

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Based on the true story of Michael Forwell, a gentle Englishman who became a multi-millionaire drug smuggler. Written by Robin Brooks. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Melissa Murray - Good News

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Following a serious misdiagnosis, Adrienne must confront some unexpected issues. Starring Rosie Cavaliero and Neil Dudgeon. From July 2013. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Melissa Murray - Good News

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

With the discovery that her friend Adrienne is not going to die, fellow teacher Louise tries to come to terms with the good news. From July 2013. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Ed Harris - Billions

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

A tale of love and deception where Mark finds a replacement wife has been provided by her insurance company. Stars Blake Ritson. Show more

Drama

James Lees-Milne

Episode 3: What England Owes

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

A trip to Faringdon House, home to eccentric Lord Berners and his seemingly successful ménage-a-trois. Stars Christopher Godwin. Show more

Contributors

James Lees-Milne:
Tobias Menzies
Lord Berners:
Christopher Godwin
Nancy Mitford:
Victoria Hamilton
Robert Heber-Percy:
Michael Shelford
Jennifer Heber-Percy:
Philippa Stanton
Eddy Sackville-West:
David Seddon

Classic Serial

The Water Babies: A Modern Fairy Tale

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Paul Farley's playful updating of Charles Kingsley's 1863 novel. Young Tomi is part of the UK's illegal labour market, but his life is changed forever when he falls into a river. Show more

Contributors

Hitcher:
Julia Ford
Miss Whatcomesaroundgoesaround:
Julia Ford
Miss Whatgoesaroundcomesaround:
Julia Ford
Hotel Manager:
Michael Shelford
Farm Salmon:
Michael Shelford
Housemaid:
Hannah Wood
Dragonfly:
Hannah Wood
Caddis Fly 1:
Philippa Stanton
Caddis Fly 2:
Ben Crowe
Crayfish:
Ben Crowe
Trout:
Ben Crowe
Director:
Emma Harding

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

A scrap dealer dies leaving his kids in serious trouble. Is an old family legacy the answer? Stars Alex Tregear. From 2013. Show more

The Stuarts

James II: The Storms of this Deceitful World

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Mike Walker. James II's reign lasted just four years, before he fled England in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. How did it all go so wrong? With James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

James II:
James Fleet
Sunderland:
Clive Hayward
Sarah Churchill:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Monmouth:
Alex Waldmann
Colonel:
David Cann
Foreman:
Damian Lynch
Director:
Marc Beeby